MKVToolNix v73.0 released

Hey y’all!

Even though not much has happened with MKVToolNix over the last six or seven weeks, I’ve decided to finalize the first release of the year, v73. Nothing overly amazing in it.

One note for macOS users that isn’t stated in the NEWS below: this release’s DMG was built with FLAC support again. Sorry for the confusing in the previous version; that was due to build system setup SNAFUs on my end.

You can download the source code or one of the binaries. The Windows and macOS binaries as well as the Linux AppImage are available already. The other Linux binaries are stil being built and will be available over the course of the next couple of hours.

Here are the NEWS since the previous release:

New features and enhancements

  • mkvmerge: greatly enhanced the speed of Base64 decoding which is used used e.g. when reading pictures embedded in Ogg or FLAC files or for binary data inside XML chapter & tag files. Even small blocks of data could take unreasonably long.
  • mkvmerge: added support for reading HEVC/H.265 video from FLV containers. Implements #3466.

Bug fixes

  • mkvmerge: splitting: fixed a typo in the string output in GUI mode regarding the timestamps before which splitting was done. See #3421.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: job output: after having run multiple jobs the “Clear output” functionality only reset the visible parts. However, using the “save output” function would also save the output generated before the user used “clear output”. Now only the output after the last use of “clear output” is saved. Fixes #3438.
  • build system: when probing for the FLAC library the Ogg libraries will be linked with the compiled test program as well. This fixes detection if the pkg-config settings for FLAC don’t list Ogg & the linker doesn’t find the library automatically (e.g. for my macOS builds). Fixes #3439.

Have fun 😁

4 thoughts on “MKVToolNix v73.0 released

  1. Jason Mulree

    Greetings Moritz,

    Congratulations on the release! There might not be anything amazing about this release, but there is certainly something amazing about the author and the software itself! :-)

    Your ongoing dedication and perseverance are respected and appreciated by the community, including myself, that continue to be the benefactors of this wonderful software that is offered and supported without expectation except perhaps the knowledge that it is graciously received by the community to which it is generously gifted.

    Thank you :-)

    Kind regards,

    Jason Mulree.

  2. Roger

    Hi, I have a question about using mkvtoolnix. I have a video of several still images, with a chapter break for each image. It was originally a slideshow video on a disc, where you’d advance to the next image with the blu-ray remote control. Ripped from the disc, the video plays almost non-stop, only pausing briefly at each chapter break. I’d like it to work as it did on the disc. If there is no way to create an infinite pause, is there a way to increase the duration of each image/chapter break? Thanks in advance.

    1. mosu Post author

      Unfortunately what you want to achieve isn’t really possible with Matroska at the moment.

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